System 3â€™s platformer Putty Squad headlines the news section in this monthâ€™s Retro Gamer magazine.
As well as confirming that the retro revamp – first announced way back in 2010 – is still alive and bouncing, it also has been revealed that the newly announced collectorâ€™s edition will contain something very special – the Amiga version on disk.
An Amiga 3.5″ floppy disk, to be more specific.
The Amiga version was originally due out in 1994 but despite being finished, and even sent out to magazines for review, it was eventually canned. As such, this collectorâ€™s edition is likely to be highly sought after by fans of all things retro.
â€œI canâ€™t wait to see people playing this at retro shows across the countryâ€ System 3â€™s Mark Cale enthusiastically declares during Retro Gamerâ€™s interview.
Rather than a simple re-release, System 3 are giving the game a total HD overhaul.
Free downloadable content will also be available from day one, but you’ll have to work for it by finding and collecting the stickers hidden around the redrawn levels.
The incredibly belated 2D platformer is due out on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, 3DS, Xbox 360, PC and Mac next month. Sadly, it would appear that the Wii U version has suffered the same fate as the Amiga original.
Try as we might, we cannot find an online retailer offering the collectorâ€™s edition to pre-order. ShopTo does have the standard edition on their site though, currently at priced at Â£24.85, while GAME are asking Â£29.99.
Thats amazing news. I wonder what versions of the amiga it will be compatible with.
They released a demo of it for the amiga, which was an AGA version. So I presume it is for that this is. Which means Amiga 1200, 4000 and cd32 if you got a diskdrive (and keyboard)
It better be the full game on disk, just because it was reported as disk version in the article doesn’t mean it’s not the full game on 2 disk, I’ll be buying it if it is the full game
Found somewhere selling the standard version cheaper – Argos, at Â£21.99: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/249693.htm (PS4 version).
Turns out System 3 were bending the truth a bit. It was considered as a ‘pre-order’ intensive at one stage, but they couldn’t find a way to reproduce the discs: http://codetapper.com/amiga/random-rants/mark-cale-lies-about-putty-squad/
Looks like Putty Squad on Xbox 360 is skipping retail and heading to XBLA instead: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/Product/Putty-Squad/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258411435 â€¦
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